As the air begins to turn warm and the fragrant blooms start to peak, it tends to remind people how fantastic they feel when they are outside and closer to nature. Creating a natural water feature in your backyard is a wonderful project that encourages you to spend more time outdoors.
You may have a lovely pond on your property, and while it’s beautiful to look at, you feel that you could spend more time there if there were a beach surrounding it. A beach makes water activities such as swimming, fishing, and just sunning yourself much more convenient.
You’ve got the two-story, Victorian home with the white picket fence and acres and acres of flowing land, but you’re missing one thing – a pool. A pool looks great, gives you a place to relax, and can even raise your home value. But, pools are a lot of work to maintain. You have to make sure that they are cleaned regularly from falling debris and dirt, you have to keep the pH just right using special chemicals, and you have to spend a lot on filtration systems. But what if you could have the beauty and functionality of a pool without the maintenance and chemicals?
You can’t go wrong with a natural pond. Not only does installing one enhance the aesthetic and recreational value of a backyard, but it also comes with a host of health and environmental benefits. Since natural ponds are not quite as mainstream as traditional pools, homeowners have no shortage of questions about the installation process.
Keeping koi can be a somewhat complicated, yet rewarding task. There is often more to koi care than potential owners realize. But koi ownership doesn’t have to be daunting, especially with the right equipment, koi pond features, and koi care products.
At Reflections, we know how big an investment in a natural pool or koi pond can be, and our goal is to help homeowners understand how to protect and care for that investment. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide to follow when winterizing your pool or pond.
Having a pool in your backyard has its perks: It can increase the value of your home, add to your backyard’s aesthetics, and serve as a built-in source of constant fun and recreation for your family. After all, what’s better than a cool pool on a hot summer day?
Want to transform your backyard into an oasis? Here are 8 features you can add to your backyard that will make you feel like you are living in the heart of nature.
Have you ever wanted to improve your backyard with the serenity of the far east? Or perhaps you want a beautiful alternative to the simple foliage growing behind your home? If so, a koi pond might be the perfect solution. The landscaping professionals at Reflections have successfully designed and installed countless of these koi ponds for our customers and can advocate for their beauty and serenity.
A Chicago homeowner came to us starry eyed, with a lifelong dream of having a koi pond in his backyard. Reflections had the exciting task of starting with a blank slate, since the homeowner’s double lot was totally empty. Click to see how we transformed our customers backyard!
This homeowner came to us by way of another contractor who was in the process of remodeling their swimming pool and backyard. However, they still had an old pond and waterfall with a horrible leak that needed transforming.
This project began when a family living on the Chicago North Shore decided they wanted to completely redesign their backyard. They were yearning for a recreational pond where their kids could swim and play in the sand while remaining in the comfort of their backyard.
LARRY CARNES GREW UP near Barrington and as a young man, found himself interested in art, architecture, and landscape design while in school.
It’s that time of the year! If you are a koi pond owner, then you know how exciting spring is. After a long winter, koi are ready to come out and play, flowers are beginning to bloom, and you can finally enjoy your pond again.
Many homeowners are beginning to turn to natural swimming pools due to the harmful health effects of traditional swimming pools. Chlorine and other chemicals used to keep pools clean have many health risks to the human body.